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    February 19, 2013
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call and get ahold of the kids to find out where they all were. >> reporter: captain phil tingirides and his wife emada were on christopher dorner's hit list published on his facebook page. captain tingirides was on the board that fired dorner for falsely accusing another officer of brutality. >> they don't teach us in the academy how to protect your family when there's a maniac that wants to kill your children. >> once we got home, we explained to the kids as best we could that there was a threat, but we had to be strong. we had to put up the front that everything is good. you're protected here. >> reporter: what was it like at home? >> i didn't sleep at night. we had two officers posted in our backyard. every 20, 25 minutes, i'd just get up and look out my window. there they were standing tall with their gun in hand and their helmet on. and they never slept. >> reporter: dorner's rampage
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began with the murder of monica kwan and her fiancee in a parked car. kwan's father is a retired l.a.p.d. captain who represented dorner at the departmental hearing. >> it didn't take much training to be able to walk up to two unsuspecting people and kill them there. do you ever wonder or think of what if he had had the opportunity right then, would the story not have been about kwan? would it have been about the tingirides? >> we thought about that. i looked at my daughter walking out to the car like, you know, miss kwan, and just the thought of even the possibility of that happening really hit home for us. very difficult. >> this experience brought our family very close together. this experience gave me the ability to have more understanding from a very real perspective of what people in this community go through and how they live every day. >> reporter: that's a community that has been under the gun for
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some time with problems with crime. but when the tingirides were feeling under the gun, the community rallied behind them. scott, a very unusual offer to protect the tingirides' family came from an unlikely place-- the feared bounty hunters gang. they declined the offer, but i think they liked the sentiment. >> pelley: john, did the tingirides ever have any reason to believe that dorner actually approached their home or their family? >> oh, i think they did. there was a sighting of a man believed to be dorner by one of their neighbors who said he was scoping out the neighborhood and engaged them in conversation and was trying to get information. that also happened at the residence of the other captain who sat on the board, and several other potential targets. >> pelley: john miller in our los angeles news room. great interview, john. thank you very much. last night on this broadcast correspondent bob orr broke the story that adam lanza, the killer at sandy hook elementary school, had an obsession with a mass murder that had occurred the year before. later in the evening, the "hartford courant" newspaper
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added to that, reporting that investigators found clippings in lanza's home about the earlier killing. it was in december that lanza killed his mother, 20 first graders, and six members of the school staff before killing himself. bob orr is back tonight with more details on the motive. >> reporter: evidence recovered from adam lanza's home reveals he had collected information about another notorious killer. sources say material about norwegian mass murderer anders breivik was found in one of lanza's rooms. breivik killed 77 people in 2011 in a bombing and shooting attack in norway. now, police are pursuing a theory that lanza viewed himself as being in direct competition with breivik. sources say lanza attacked nearby sandy hook elementary school because it was an easy target with a large number of people. investigators believe a rapid police response forced lanza to
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take his own life and end the massacre earlier than intended. hundreds of rounds of unspent ammunition were found with lanza. connecticut state police strongly deny they've established any hard connection between lanza and breivik, and say any reports about a possible motive are premature. in a statement, lieutenant paul vance said the unfortunate origin of unsubstantiated details of this case are both hurtful and, many times, inaccurate." but two officials who have been briefed on the investigation say connecticut officials have privately indicated they believe lanza was obsessed with breivik. it's also clear lanza was heavily involved with violent video games. a large collection of games was discovered in the search of his home. investigators believe, in the months before the attack, lanza spent countless hours alone in a basement gaming room with the windows blacked out. we also know now that lanza had blacked out the windows of his bedroom. scott, he was a young man who
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sought complete isolation and who died without explaining his actions. >> pelley: bob, thank you very much. oscar pistorius, the olympic runner who shot his girlfriend to death, claims it wasn't murder. in a bail hearing today, pistorius said he couldn't even understand why he had been charged. pistorius is famous for running on prosthetic blades-- he lost both legs as a child. emma hurd is following the case for us in pretoria, south africa. >> reporter: oscar pistorius told the court he was deeply in love with his girlfriend and never intended to kill her, his words read out by his lawyer. his family sobbed in the packed courtroom, and pistorius, one of the world's most famous athletes, broke down in tears. according to an affidavit, pistorius said he had woken in the night, convinced there was an intruder in the bathroom. he grabbed his gun and fired through the bathroom door, thinking that reeva steenkamp was in their bed. when he realized she wasn't, he said it filled him with horror and fear.
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but the prosecution argues that pistorius knew steenkamp was hiding in the bathroom after an argument, and that he put on his artificial legs, walked 20 feet from the bedroom before opening fire. the prosecution won the first round in court today. oscar pistorius will be charged with premeditated murder. the onus is on the defense to show that there are exceptional circumstances to convince the judge to allow him out on bail. his lawyers argued over the manner of her death. reeva steenkamp was laid to rest in her hometown of port elizabeth. her uncle, mike steenkamp, spoke of his grief. >> reporter: the track star has earned millions over the years from his running career, but now, his sponsors are starting to desert him.
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he's a rich man, but also a frightened one. he said he's received death threats, which is why he was so quick to reach for his gun. in his affidavit, oscar pistorius said the couple were deeply in love and couldn't be happier. he said he knew reeva steenkamp felt the same way. at one point in the hearing, he was so overcome with emotion that his whole body was shaking and the judge had to pause the proceedings. >> pelley: you're reporting from the police station there in pretoria. i wonder what happens next in this case. >> well, tonight, oscar pistorius is still inside this police station in a private cell. but tomorrow is the bail hearing. if it doesn't go his way, he could end up in a south african jail. and the prisons here are dirty dangerous and overcrowded. >> pelley: but he'll try to make bail tomorrow if he can. emma, thank you very much. well, we are nine days now from
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the next national self-inflicted budget crisis. big across-the-board cuts in the federal budget will hit automatically on march 1. the cuts are designed to be so deep and damaging that they would force the president and the congress to compromise on a better way. but they haven't. president obama had this warning today. >> so these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction-- people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> pelley: mr. obama wants more tax revenue. the republicans say no, and each side says it's up to the other to give in. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major, what next? >> well, the continued effort by the white house, scott, to apply public pressure on republicans to relent. this will be done in public events like we saw today. it's already been done privately.
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top government officials are warning businesses they could be harmed by these looming spending cuts. here's one example we've learned of. last friday, top officials at the agriculture department warned meat and poultry producers that there might not be enough federal inspectors to keep their processing plants open and operating. these warnings are designed to motivate businesses to plead with republicans to find another way. for now, republicans appear prepared to take these spending cuts, because they say they will argue to the public they're more serious about deficit reduction than president obama. >> pelley: is there any reason to believe that there's progress behind the scenes? >> reporter: there are no behind-the-scenes negotiations that we are aware of, scott. as a matter of fact, republicans say this is president obama's problem. he needs to solve it with new spending cuts, alternative spending cuts because they refuse to raise taxes again this year. and as for talks, well, all we have are jokes on capitol hill. the top aide house majority leader eric cantor today said president obama has spent more time playing golf with tiger
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woods than he has been negotiating with congressional republicans. >> pelley: major, thank you very much. one of america's top generals made a surprising decision to today. john allen, former commander in afghanistan, turned down the most prestigious overseas job in the military, commander of nato. allen said he will retire instead to care for his wife who suffers with an auto-immune disease. allen's nomination was put on hold last year when he was investigated for allegedly exchanging inappropriate emails with a florida socialite, but he was completely cleared of that charge, and the nomination was expected to go forward. a rape in india has touched off a revolution for women. thieves steal $50 million worth of diamonds in under five minutes. and nature treats us to a fireworks show when the cbs evening news continues. ular guy with an irregular heartbeat.
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after being viciously gang- raped. police say her ordeal began when she boarded a bus with her boyfriend at night. the small group of men on board seemed to have planned their attack. the pair were beaten. the young woman was gang-raped and violated with an iron rod, and then both of them were thrown from the moving bus naked and bleeding. "my love for my daughter was as deep as the ocean," he told us. "i want the men who did this to her to be hanged." mr. singh works a double shift as an airport baggage handler to buy a home in this poor neighborhood and to educate his children. now, his wife asha sits alone in a darkened room. since her daughter's death two months ago, she hasn't left the house. the crime sparked an outpouring of rage. thousands of protesters have taken to the streets, angry over
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what they say is an epidemic of harassment and violence against women. garima shrivastara organized some of the protests and told us that indian women live with fear every day. >> reporter: activists like garima say the violence is a clash between traditional values and a new generation of educated, modern women whose independence is threatening to some indian men. and now, another taboo is being broken by survivors of rape who dare to speak out. this 16-year-old girl told us how she was gang-raped last year by eight of her neighbors who filmed the attack on a cell phone. her father was so ashamed, he commited suicide. how did you have the courage to speak out?
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"i come from an educated family, and i understand these things," she told us. "many other girls are too frightened, but i went to the police." the men accused of raping and killing the singhs' daughter are already on trial, but their verdict could be months away. her terrible death have seen more and more indian women finding their voice and using it to shout out in anger. holly williams, cbs news, dehli, india. >> pelley: well, in europe overnight, we were treated to the greatest show on earth courtesy of mount etna. look at this. the volcano in sicily lit up the sky with a spectacular eruption. mount etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. the reason is, far below the surface, the earth is broken where the european geologic
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the robbers coming or going. the heist took less than five minutes. eight armed men dressed as police cut a hole in a perimeter fence and drove two vehicles straight onto the runway, wherea a plane was ready for take-off. robbers ordered the crew to open the cargo door, grabbed 120 packages, then sped back the way they came. the take? diamonds worth at least $50 million. >> yesterday was a complete shock for us. i mean, i think it's unbelievable. we don't really understand what happened. >> reporter: investigators say this gang were armed with machine guns and fitted their vehicles with flashing blue lights. they believe this charred van abandoned near the airport was used in the robbery. they're now looking for a black audi, and eight suspects with boxes of diamonds to sell. kelly cobiella, cbs news london. >> pelley: the other news in
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london today was a public appearance by the duchess of cambridge, one of her first since the announcement in december that she and prince william are expecting a baby. she is due in july. she was showing a bit for the first time as she visited a center for recovering addicts. a monument to american valor is going up for sale. that story is next. next. did you know, your eyes can lose vital nutrients as you age? [ male announcer ] that's why there's ocuvite to help replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. ocuvite. help protect your eye health. i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks.
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weather talent appears at wx center with generic there is no more enduring image in world war ii than this picture of marines raising the u.s. flag over iwo jima as they took control of the japanese island in a battle that began 68 years ago today. most folks have seen the famous sculpture, but few know the history behind it, a history of lost and found told by jim axelrod tonight. >> this was hand-carved by a marine on guadalcanal. >> reporter: he started accumulating military artifacts when he was 10 years old. >> but the actual first announcement of the end of world war ii -- >> reporter: rodney brown's collection of world war ii memorabilia is now one of the world's largest. >> this poster was reproduced hundreds of thousands of times. >> reporter: but it's one piece in particular that sets brown's collection apart. this is the original iwo jima monument. it was inspired by combat
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photographer joe rosenthal's picture of five marines and a sailor raising the american flag during a battle that cost 6,000 u.s. lives. sculptor felix de weldon was so moved, he used his own money to create it, finishing the 12- foot statue six months after the battle. the statute was displayed in front of the federal reserve building in washington during the late '40s, but then the government asked de weldon to build a 32-foot-tall version, the marine corps war memorial, which sits just outside of arlington national cemetery. the smaller one was forgotten until brown started working on de weldon's biography in 1990. where was it? >> it was in the backyard behind de weldon's studio in washington, d.c. >> reporter: when you saw it, what did you think? >> i said, this is a national treasure. and we have to get it out of here and it's got to be restored for the american people.
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>> reporter: brown offered de weldon a trade, the statue for a stradivarius violin, silver trophy and cash. the statue was put on display aboard the uss intrepid museum in new york until it was crated for storage. does it ever get old for you to look at? >> no. in fact, i'm so happy. it's been in a box for eight years, it's been all crated up. nobody could see it. >> reporter: this friday, rodney brown is putting the statue up for auction. the auction house says it could fetch $1.8 million. i got to imagine there's at least a small part of you that doesn't want to let it go. >> but i can't enjoy it. it won't fit in my living room. i don't have an aircraft carrier. the flag has to be passed to a new generation now. >> reporter: a new generation that brown hopes will honor the sacrifice and valor of an older one immortalized in this american treasure. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york.
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>> and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. from snow to rain to hail, the storm rolling through the bay area has a little something for everybody. the wind and snow made for near white-out conditions up on mount hamilton. snow fell as low as 2500 feet. down the hill in san jose, one of our photographers ran into some hail. didn't last long but enough to collect on the windshield of his truck but around most of the bay, the rain was the story, that and the blast of chilly air that had us digging out coats and rain boots this morning and the storm isn't through. chief meteorologist paul deanno shows us where it's raining now with our live high-def doppler radar. >> the rain is just about finished but the legacy of the
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storm will be several days at below normal temperatures. today only 49 degrees in downtown san francisco. live radar, kpix 5 high-def doppler radar showing dry conditions from the north bay, santa rosa you're dry. vallejo you're dry. walnut creek, san francisco, the peninsula dry. still seeing a few showers and above 2500 feet they are still snow showers. just to the north of gilroy, just to the east of morgan hill, along highway 101, we are seeing some showers in the diablo range and still a mix of rain and snow showers in the santa cruz mountains. scotts valley getting rainfall currently and some rain showers toward santa cruz. some of you got steady-to-heavy rainfall today nearly half inch for livermore and at sfo. berkeley saw nearly a half inch of rainfall and petaluma about one-third of one inch of rain. lots of snow in the sierra. good news for skiers, six to 12" total snowfall by tonight, winter weather advisory until 11:00. the only two tornado reports in the country were in northern
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california. we have pictures of one of them. that's the funnel cloud before it touched down both f-0, the weakest tornadoes but tornadoes nonetheless to the north of red bluff several hours north of us but funnel clouds and tornadoes in northern california today. the snowfall is a rare treat so far this year. snow in the lower elevations in the bay area. snow coming downside ways up in mount hamilton. somehow though roberta gonzales and the kpix 5 mobile weather lab made it to the top. >> reporter: i'm atop mount hamilton at the observatory. it's really hard to believe that just 13 miles down below is san jose. okay. how much snow has accumulated here? check this out, all right? this is at least 2" of snow advisory that has fallen just since noon. it's a dry snow, very dry from a cold system, a cold front.